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Promoted 01-26-2014 at 08:07 AM View Original Post
Fry's has BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector for $779. Must add to cart for the sale price. Shipping is free. Thanks kats312

Amazon also has BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector for $779. Shipping is free. Thanks mudslide03 [Discuss]

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that the BenQ W1070 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector is $120 lower (13% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $899 to $1039. - yuugotserved

Deal Editor's Note: For an in-depth review of this projector, head over to CNET, PC Magazine and Expert Reviews. - yuugotserved

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Edited January 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM by DeividdoSama
Hi all,
I was on the lookout for a decent projector, and just placed an order for BenQ W1070 3D projector from frys.com for 779$ shipped.
Their website seems to be behaving oddly, and you may have to call them at 1-408-350-1484 to place the order via phone. Also, walmart.com was willing to do a price match, but they were charging me tax extra, so I went with frys.com.

http://www.frys.com/product/75338...IN_RSLT_PG

Amazon has this item listed for 875$ (http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-...benq+w1070).

The lowest it went was for $749 a month or so ago from amazon.

Cheers !

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#61
Quote from gdawson6 View Post :
I'm not well versed with projectors, but would there be a big difference between this benq and this acer or viewsonic? The models I'm comparing it to are H6510BD and PJD7820HD

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/c...details&Q=

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/c...&A=details


The acer is 699 w/ no tax for me vs. 779+tax, which is a pretty big difference, and the viewsonic seems to come with 2 free 3d glasses and 80" screen (both after rebate) for only 699 and no tax.

Go here [projectorcentral.com] or here [avsforum.com] for detailed information.
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#62
Quote from nicktee View Post :
You can't base anything on manufacturer specs. And most reviews don't place it anywhere near the w1070, except on paper, which means nothing.
Guess I am holding on to my order then nod
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Quote from tpatana View Post :
Yup. This is my 4th projector and also fourth screen. Previous 3 screens were roll-ups, and they always curl up at least some amount. Some of those you didn't notice unless you knew where to look, but after you notice them once, then you know where to look...

So if it's manageable (space/room-wise), I'm totally favoring fixed. And yes, slightly below 1.0 gain with high contrast gray. I think mine was 0.85.

This is my first DLP projector, and when setting up the PJ the rainbows were really striking. I was almost crying. But after ~15 minutes they started to tone down, and after couple movies I don't notice them unless I really try to see them, and even then it needs to be special scene where the rainbows come easier. Not sure if it was the PJ or my brain that got adjusted, but I'm happy now Smilie
Hi,
this is going to be my first projector. Can you recommend a screen. Will be using in a media room, no windows, dark paint .. the distance will be around 13" ... looking for a good screen but not super expensive.. Thanks
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#64
Quote from JackD121 View Post :
Hi,
this is going to be my first projector. Can you recommend a screen. Will be using in a media room, no windows, dark paint .. the distance will be around 13" ... looking for a good screen but not super expensive.. Thanks
Jamestown [jamestownhometheaterscreen.com]
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#65
VutecElegante are these good screens compared to Black Diamond vs Elite? any advice on the best fixed screen option?
Last edited by hookemhorns99 January 26, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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#66
Quote from 2ntense View Post :
If you are new to projectors and need a place to start then this is an excellent choice. I have owned it since it's release and would hands down purchase again at this price.

I use the W1070 with my HTPC and a 92" old dalite hccv. Games are extremely responsive and movies are near perfect. Only complaint would be the lack of absolute blackest of blacks. Also, this projector color space does not exceed srgb. But still has excellent color reproduction.
Sounds like you should've went with a grey screen.
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#67
i had the same issue i had to run the wdtv live at 720 or 1080i it would not run in 1080p. had to adjust in settings
Quote from fiftythreefly View Post :
just bought this last month for $800 on amazon so this is a great deal.

projector is AWESOME.

my only issue is with the 3D. I use a wdtv hd live and the 3D worked on my mitsubishi DLP but for some reason it won't work with this projector.

anyone know why? or what type of media player i should buy instead of the wdtv?

thanks!
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#68
Quote from gdawson6 View Post :
I'm not well versed with projectors, but would there be a big difference between this benq and this acer or viewsonic? The models I'm comparing it to are H6510BD and PJD7820HD

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/c...details&Q=

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/c...&A=details


The acer is 699 w/ no tax for me vs. 779+tax, which is a pretty big difference, and the viewsonic seems to come with 2 free 3d glasses and 80" screen (both after rebate) for only 699 and no tax.
The H6510BD and the PJD7820HD came out at the same time. At the time I read that they were made with almost exactly the same hardware (same factory?) and the only difference was the software.

The Acer has a second HDMI port which I don't personally think is very useful. It also offers 2D to 3D conversion which is completely useless.

For what it's worth I've owned the ViewSonic since August 2013. The ViewSonic has a bug that makes it overscan when it receives 1080p24 content. I'd rather have 3:2 pulldown on my source and output 1080p60 than have it scale the image.

Over on AVS a few people have complained about the light tunnel peeling - which is a major fault. It seems to be relatively rare though.

ViewSonic offer a superior warranty to Acer (2 years vs 1 year), but historically the ViewSonic warranty repair service hasn't been very good.

Finally... it might seem logical to buy the brightest projector you can for the money. I couldn't afford a high contrast (grey) screen so I bought a low gain (1.1) white one (Elite Screens Spectrum 100H - great screen so far). The Viewsonic is so bright that there is enough backscattered light to somewhat washout the blacks. I wound up dropping the light intensity with something called a Neutral Density Filter ($10 on Amazon).

I want to add that the Viewsonic is not a short throw projector. I own the Viewsonic and a short throw projector and their projection ratios aren't even close.

At 5' the BenQ W1080ST can project an image nearly 3 times larger than the Viewsonic PJD7820HD.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/V...or-pro.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/B...or-pro.htm

If you aren't looking for a short throw projector and are comparing the Viewsonic PJD7820HD, Acer H6510BD and BenQ W1070 - I would probably go for the BenQ. I've seen 3D DLP glassed for $25 a piece and honestly an 80" projection screen is kind of pointless.
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#69
Can anyone recommend some good cheap 3D glasses that will work with this projector?
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Quote from ocp2000 View Post :
Can anyone recommend some good cheap 3D glasses that will work with this projector?
This is what I use with mine - http://www.amazon.com/SainSonic-S...nisonic+3d
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Quote from ocp2000 View Post :
Can anyone recommend some good cheap 3D glasses that will work with this projector?
I bought these: http://www.amazon.com/SainSonic-R...pd_sim_e_3

Even cheaper

I'm surprised this deal made FP but not this one at the time: Link

I know, I know, no time machine, but that was the cheapest 1080p 3D projector I've seen. It was $570 actually with newegg's 5% mobile code. If the Acer ever drops like that again, I highly recommend it.
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Quote from nxsfan View Post :
The H6510BD and the PJD7820HD came out at the same time. At the time I read that they were made with almost exactly the same hardware (same factory?) and the only difference was the software.

The Acer has a second HDMI port which I don't personally think is very useful. It also offers 2D to 3D conversion which is completely useless.

For what it's worth I've owned the ViewSonic since August 2013. The ViewSonic has a bug that makes it overscan when it receives 1080p24 content. I'd rather have 3:2 pulldown on my source and output 1080p60 than have it scale the image.

Over on AVS a few people have complained about the light tunnel peeling - which is a major fault. It seems to be relatively rare though.

ViewSonic offer a superior warranty to Acer (2 years vs 1 year), but historically the ViewSonic warranty repair service hasn't been very good.

Finally... it might seem logical to buy the brightest projector you can for the money. I couldn't afford a high contrast (grey) screen so I bought a low gain (1.1) white one (Elite Screens Spectrum 100H - great screen so far). The Viewsonic is so bright that there is enough backscattered light to somewhat washout the blacks. I wound up dropping the light intensity with something called a Neutral Density Filter ($10 on Amazon).

I want to add that the Viewsonic is not a short throw projector. I own the Viewsonic and a short throw projector and their projection ratios aren't even close.

At 5' the BenQ W1080ST can project an image nearly 3 times larger than the Viewsonic PJD7820HD.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/V...or-pro.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/B...or-pro.htm

If you aren't looking for a short throw projector and are comparing the Viewsonic PJD7820HD, Acer H6510BD and BenQ W1070 - I would probably go for the BenQ. I've seen 3D DLP glassed for $25 a piece and honestly an 80" projection screen is kind of pointless.
Thanks for the input, but I'm a little confused by the conclusion.

With the viewsonic PJD7820HD (which is actually 669 when added to the cart, and no tax for me), it is 1000 lumens brighter, and with the difference that tax makes, is about $180 cheaper than the benq w1070. Plus on top of that it includes 2 3d glasses (~$50, which I would want), and a better warranty, all for $230 cheaper if you factor in the glasses (ignoring the freebie screen), and you still think the benq is a better choice? I don't think I need a short throw by any means, as I have 20+ feet distance to work with. I;m not seeing anything that would make the benq a better choice, as picture quality wasn't really mentioned...is it the 24p overscanning that makes you not reccomend it?
Last edited by gdawson6 January 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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Sounds like you have same projection distance that I do. Wouldn't the Acer perform better with its almost 40' capable throw versus BenQ at <20' and ViewSonic at 25'?
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Quote from gdawson6 View Post :
Thanks for the input, but I'm a little confused by the conclusion.

With the viewsonic PJD7820HD (which is actually 669 when added to the cart, and no tax for me), it is 1000 lumens brighter, and with the difference that tax makes, is about $180 cheaper than the benq w1070. Plus on top of that it includes 2 3d glasses (~$50, which I would want), and a better warranty, all for $230 cheaper if you factor in the glasses (ignoring the freebie screen), and you still think the benq is a better choice? I don't think I need a short throw by any means, as I have 20+ feet distance to work with. I;m not seeing anything that would make the benq a better choice, as picture quality wasn't really mentioned...is it the 24p overscanning that makes you not reccomend it?
Sorry, I can see why you are confused. It depends on your setup. I mentioned I had to use an ND filter to cut down the brightness of the ViewSonic so I don't need/want the extra brightness. From what I've read this BenQ has a better picture quality and would provide a good brightness for my home theater environment.

Or looking at it a different way you could buy the ViewSonic and apply the money you saved to buying a high contrast screen.

I certainly like the ViewSonic and I won't be replacing it for a good while.
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#75
Quote from IndianChilli View Post :
can anyone suggest good ceiling mount for this projector. I have a 9ft high ceiling with 14ft x 15 ft dimensions of the media room
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Vantage-Poi...ling+mount


While it's way more expensive (than the cheap ones), it's way better also. Especially with PJs with limited lens shift capabilities, the rotating arms help you place the PJ exactly at the correct spot for optimal picture. Using keystone would kill your picture quality, so better place the PJ at correct spot.
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